Originally Posted by powerpack
Why buy a tablet?
Because, normally, Humans can write faster than type. A Tablet with handwriting recognition will convert your handwriting into typed text.
Because drawing is easier and better using a stylus than a keyboard.
Because a Tablet with a resistive screen will respond to your finger or your stylus in the same way as it would if you clicked with your mouse.
Because you can write on top of a document, sign your name to, say, a sales agreement or email, to make changes, highlights, or annotations.
For example, I'm an Real Estate Appraiser. I can walk along and check off items, and write my comments, and draw dimensions as I go. I can also draw my property outline or sketch, or I can surf and find the Google or Bing photo online, select it, and attach it to the appraisal.
And, BTW, OneNote, a Tablet PC application includes a math calculator, ships with Tablet PC's. Simple math, Algebra, Trigonometry, no problem. Write it out on the screen, or create a macro or use a plug in. I use a plug in called Equation creator to compute complex area calculations. It takes about 2 seconds to compute a calc that would take me 10 minutes. LOL
Because most Tablets have voice recognition and recorder functions, as well. So, I can talk to the Tablet, then click to convert to text, or just attach the recording to the appraisal.
I have a friend who is a graphic artist and web designer. You should see the look on people's faces when she does a design for them right in front of their face. They're sold.
Have you bought one yet?